Just had to post this. This evening my wife and I went out, and upon coming home, we found a giant black spider on our deck. My wife freaking out, I grabbed a small Tupperware container to trap it, so I could get a better (safer) look.
After getting it in there, I had a drop of water from the container drip down my finger, I freaked out, and dropped it.
When I picked it up, I noticed hundreds of new baby spiders, crawling all over the inside of the container, and the large spider was dead (edit: Dying, as they're eating it).
I tried getting some pictures, but can't get any that really show much of anything. I need a new camera.
Pretty sure it's just a giant wolf spider, so no threat, but it's still creepy.